ALABAMA
Machen McChesney, Auburn promoted Joe Janning to manager; Tanner Roberts to supervisor; and Emma Farris and Austin Duran to senior accountants.
BRITISH WEST INDIES
HazelAlleyne, St. Kitts and Nevis, entered a collaboration agreement with Andersen Global to become a member firm of the international association.
CALIFORNIA
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Dustin Pfluger
Dustin Pfluger (pictured) was appointed partner of the mortgage banking division, and Susan Volpe to director of accounting and consulting, at CWDL, San Diego.

The California Society of CPAs announced a strategic partnership with MindBridge to help educate members on AI, data analytics, and MindBridge’s software solutions.

Sensiba San Filippo, Pleasanton, launched the Sensiba Center for Sustainability, a newly branded effort to bring greater clarity to the firm’s consulting practice and devoted to helping companies establish and implement strategic plans for positively impacting social and environmental change in their local communities and globally.
CANADA
International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board, Toronto, appointed three new board members: Mari Kobayashi, Japan; Hervé-Adrien Metzger, France; and Renée Pichard, Canada. Reappointed to the board were: Todd Beardsworth, New Zealand; Neema Kiure-Mssusa, Tanzania; Bernhard Schatz, Austria; and Marc Wermuth, Switzerland.
JAMAICA
Senior Accounting Services Ltd. entered a collaboration agreement with Andersen Global to become a member firm of the international association.
MASSACHUSETTS
Botkeeper, Boston, released “Botkeeper for Dummies,” a professional’s guide to the company’s methodology and platform, with a virtual book launch on Sept. 16. The book was co-authored by Botkeeper’s Jody Padar, VP of strategy; Byron Patrick, vice president of growth & success; Chris Mahl, president & CRO; and Enrico Palmerino, CEO and founder.
MISSOURI
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Sherry Michau
KPM CPAs & Advisors, Springfield, hired Sherry Michau (pictured) as a manager in the tax department; Veronica Shultz as a senior accountant in the audit department; Kort Farran as a staff accountant in the outsourcing department; and Thomas Giovanni, Sarah Lee and Jessica Pearce as staff accountants in the tax department.
NEW HAMPSHIRE
Samantha Henrichon, Maria Laperle and Heather Murphy were promoted to seniors at Nathan Wechsler & Co., Concord.
NEW YORK
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Carl Carande U.S. & Americas Advisory Leader, KPMG LLP & Global Head of Advisory, KPMG International
Carl Carande (pictured) was selected as the next global head of advisory at KPMG International, effective Oct. 1. He will succeed Mark Goodbum who has been in the role for nearly 10 years. Carande will also serve on the KPMG global management team, in addition to continuing his current role as vice chair - advisory for KPMG in the U.S.

Anthony Viola was hired as a director in the private client services group at Marks Paneth, New York.

Ryan Fuller and Dominic Razzano were promoted to senior associates at Lutz, Selig & Zeronda, Latham.

Prager Metis International, New York, launched a Latin entertainment group, led by director Maria Del Pilar Lopez, to extend the firm’s reach in the entertainment and music industry. In other firm news, Prager Metis announced its newest affiliate, PM Credit Management to help clients polish their credit and safeguard their data from cyber criminals.

Hoberman & Lesser, New York, announced the celebration of its 90th anniversary.

The American Institute of CPAs and CPA.com opened submissions for its 2020 Private Companies Practice Section Client Accounting Advisory Services Benchmark Survey. (Read the full story.)
PENNSYLVANIA
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Michael Eby
Michael Eby (pictured), partner at RKL, Harrisburg, was recognized as one of Central Penn Business Journal’s 2020 Forty Under 40 honorees.

Jonathan Forman was named managing director of the new research and development tax credit services practice at Global Tax Management, Wayne.


TAJIKISTAN
HLB Tajikistan, Dushanbe, previously part of BDO Tajikistan, has joined global network HLB International.
UTAH
Brian Crofts was appointed to the board of directors at Canopy, Lehi.
VIRGINIA
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed a proclamation recognizing Sept. 15–22, 2020, as Virginia CPA Week, recognizing the Virginia Society of CPAs’ ongoing efforts to promote the CPA profession in the state.

Hantzmon Wiebel, Charlottesville, celebrated Virginia CPA Week by supporting local causes. The firm used social media to encourage donations to the Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes’ Fund and the Emergency Food Network. The firm made a donation to the Heroes' fund to recognize Suicide Prevention Month and to honor the memory of Dr. Lorna Breen. The firm is also currently collecting non-perishable goods and money for the Emergency Food Network in support of September also being Hunger Action Month.
WASHINGTON, D.C.
The Internal Revenue Service selected 10 new members for the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee: Dmitri Alexeev, tax partner at BPM; Jared Ballew, government & industry liaison at Drake Software; Eric Inkrott, tax risk officer at Green Dot; Courtney Kay-Decker, of counsel at Lane & Waterman LLP; Carlos Lopez, founder and president of Lopez Tax Service and the Latino Tax Professionals Association; Sherice McCarthy-Hill, director of payroll at Dartmouth College; Kimberly Pederzani, compliance manager for the employee cloud business unit at Toast Inc.; Andrew Phillips, director, agency & industry relations and tax law & policy analysis, at The Tax Institute at H&R Block; Timur Taluy, CEO and co-owner of FileYourTaxes.com; and Lindsey West, a former aerospace and Navy F/A-18 flight test engineer who founded Track1099.com.
WISCONSIN
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Kelli Keys
Kelli Keys was hired as an audit principal at Vrakas Advisors, Kenosha.
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